Today's News

  • Johnson sentenced for sex crimes



    Richard Wayne Johnson, a former Oldham County EMS employee, was sentenced Oct. 15 in Oldham County Circuit Court on charges of incest and other sex crimes.

    Johnson, of La Grange, was first arrested by Kentucky State Police on Sept.17, 2013 on charges of 14 counts of possession of child pornography. In court, KSP detectives said they found hundreds of images on Johnson’s computer and phone of young children performing sex acts.

  • Kentucky engineers working with Oldham students to make science fun

     Members of the Kentucky Engineers of Tomorrow (KEOT) may be working with robots, but their intelligence is far from artificial.  

    KEOT consists of students from Oldham and several surrounding counties.  The program seeks to train these students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  It works with students from kindergarten to high school seniors.  

  • Oldham residents create holistic cave for therapy

     Nobody likes to have salt rubbed in their wounds, but two Oldham County natives hope people will try using salt to heal what ails them.

    On Sept. 29, Oldham County natives Nicole Bartlett and Kimberly Rash opened the Louisville Salt Cave, the first business of its kind in the Louisville and Oldham County area.  

  • North Oldham Fire debates over surplus property

    In a effort to save money, North Oldham Fire Department has discussed its options for what to do with the Training Center located directly across from the NOFD station in Goshen. 

    In the Oct. 6 meeting of the NOFD Board of Trustees, the board discussed the heating situation and other financial expenses the center has cost the department.

  • Hope Health receives non-smoking grant



    Hope Health Clinic in La Grange has been helping residents in four counties live a healthier lifestyle since its inception in 2011, and on its fourth year anniversary, it added a program for addicted smokers wanting to kick the habit.

    Hope Health was recently funded a $150,000 grant through Pfizer Pharmaceuticals to hold a 13-week program to help smokers stop smoking. The Smoking Cessation grant was only given to about 10 facilities in the country. 

  • 2015 Hermitage Classic

     Hermitage Farm hosted the sixth annual USEF sanctioned Hermitage Classic Oct. 16-18. The farm, located in Goshen, had events starting at 9 a.m. and lasting each day of the weekend. Friday included a dressage competition and kickoff at 21c Museum Hotel. Saturday held an Original Maker’s Mark Club Welcome Cocktail Party and Southern Brunch with a marathon competition and Fall Festival. Sunday concluded the event with a cones competition and awards ceremony and the Kentucky Southern Social 8K Run.

  • How much time should we spend in prayer?

      When he found out his mom was pregnant Johnny announced he wanted a baby brother, and he would do whatever he could to get one. His dad told him that if he prayed these last two months of his mom’s pregnancy, he could guarantee God would give him a little brother.  

  • Public Records - Oct. 22, 2015

     La Grange Police


    Ronald L. Johnson, 61, La Grange — cited Oct. 7 for operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain insurance/security, first offense


    Ellen K. Perkins, 51, La Grange  — arrested Oct. 8 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense


  • Students rally to support children’s hospital

     An Oldham County girl is now in kindergarten thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — and North Oldham Middle School students showed their thanks through a donation to the hospital.

    On Monday, Oct. 12, NOMS sixth-graders presented a check for $2,018 to a representative from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Grants support new technology in the classroom

     Six teachers will incorporate new technologies into their classes thanks to the inaugural Oldham County Technology Initiative (OCTI) grants.

    The grant recipients include Matt Arledge (Kenwood Station Elementary), Victoria Byrka (Oldham County Middle), Tangie Kelsey (Oldham County High), Matt Lund (Crestwood Elementary), Lauren Rataj (Camden Station Elementary) and Kayla Thurman (Crestwood Elementary).